Survey: Piracy Costs Data Industry $8bn


The survey polled 80 senior-level managers at data, news, analytics and research providers, as well as end-user firms, who estimated that 37.4 percent of user IDs and passwords are shared between licensed and unlicensed users, and that 34.4 percent of the user population views content illegally scraped from subscriber-only Internet sites.

According to the survey, 23.7 percent of those users that share logins might be willing to subscribe to the service if approached-since users who share logins a

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